'''Elbert Green Hubbard''' (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an United States|American
writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois
, he had early success as a traveling salesman for the Larkin Company|Larkin Soap Company
. Presently Hubbard is known best as the initiator of the Roycroft
artisan community in East Aurora, New York
, a realization of the Arts and Crafts Movement|Arts and Crafts philosophy
. Among his many publications were the nine-volume work ''Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great'' and the short publication ''A Message to Garcia
''. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard
, died aboard the RMS Lusitania|RMS ''Lusitania''
, when it was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.